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All-on-4 Implants Vs. Traditional Implants

April 22, 2014

Dental implants are considered to be the best tooth replacement option, being able to preserve jawbone integrity and retain facial skeletal structure among other reasons. Traditional implants have also been further improved, mainly on how long a patient gets his treatment completed. Most dental clinics now offer same-day implants and removable denture implant alternatives. In this article, we will tackle another form of dental implants, the All-in-4 implant and how it compares with the traditional implants.

All-on-4 Implants vs. Traditional Implants

The All-on-4 dental implant technique utilizes only four implants per arch compared to traditional implants using anywhere from six to eight implants, or more, in each arch. The All-on-4 implants are also placed at an angle, which allows for increased contact by using the natural support of your bone. The procedure also requires no bone grafting for most patients, which is common in traditional implant procedures because the jawbone would need substantial strength to be able to support the number of implants needed. The treatment for All-on-4 dental implants is typically much shorter though the procedure is almost done the same way as traditional implants are done. Most patients are able to have the dental restorations placed on the same day as the implant surgery. This allows for faster healing. All-on-4 dental implants save time, money, and discomfort. Traditional dental implants usually require:

  • Multiple visits to the dentist
  • Six to eight, or even more implants per arch
  • Bone grafting and/or sinus augmentation
  • Extended healing time and treatment. Treatment cannot begin until bone grafting is fully healed.

All-on-4 dental implants have:

  • Lower overall cost
  • Significantly reduces healing time
  • Allow for brand new replacement teeth in as little as one day
  • Significant successful outcomes

Who is recommended to avail of the All-on-4 dental implant procedure?

It is recommended for people with failing teeth, no teeth, those currently wearing dentures, and those in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. You usually can accomplish everything in one dental visit – doesn’t it give you a whole lot to smile about?

Get Your Smile Back

When you choose to work with Dr. Reese, you are guaranteed that he will recommend the best tooth replacement option for you. If implants are going to be your best option, he will advise you on what will work for your condition, make sure to do excellent work and guide you on how to take care of your implants afterwards. With all-on-4 dental implants being a minimally invasive procedure that will give you fully functional, real-looking replacement teeth the same day, it is not a surprise that most patients would want to go with this option. Dr. Reese has been doing restorative and surgical dental work for over 30 years. He regularly trains dentists and studies new and improved techniques, being an accredited Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Reese is uniquely qualified to not only place the implants, but to meet your needs to plan your treatment to fit into your budget and expectations! You not only get permanent teeth afterwards, you get your permanent smile back! His clinic, the Indianapolis Dentistry, is located just north of Greenwood, Indiana in Southport, just five minutes south of I-465 on US 31 between I-65 and Highway 37. Call 317-882-0228 for directions or use this map.